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Berwick (South)

Qualifications

4,723 people in Berwick (South) had a tertiary qualification in 2011.

Educational Qualifications relate to education outside of primary and secondary school and are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Employment Status, Income and Occupation, Berwick (South)'s Educational Qualifications help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the area and identify skill gaps in the labour market.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Highest qualification achieved
Berwick (South) - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
3,06319.112.91,48213.59.5+1,581
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,66010.38.58487.76.8+812
Vocational
3,35620.919.82,42922.118.9+928
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification6,87542.849.15,07946.252.4+1,796
Not stated
1,1076.99.71,16010.512.4-53

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2011
Highest qualification achieved, 2011 Not stated, City of Casey: 9.7% No qualification, City of Casey: 49.1% Vocational, City of Casey: 19.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Casey: 8.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Casey: 12.9% Not stated, Berwick (South): 6.9% No qualification, Berwick (South): 42.8% Vocational, Berwick (South): 20.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Berwick (South): 10.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, Berwick (South): 19.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Berwick (South): -53 No qualification, Berwick (South): +1,796 Vocational, Berwick (South): +928 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Berwick (South): +812 Bachelor or Higher degree, Berwick (South): +1,581
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in Berwick (South) in 2011 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 50.3% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 42.8% had no qualifications, compared with 41.2% and 49.1% respectively for the City of Casey.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Berwick (South) and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (19.1% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (20.9% compared to 19.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (42.8% compared to 49.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Berwick (South) between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • No qualifications (+1,796 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,581 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+928 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+812 persons)
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